This week was all about Sun and Jin. We start off learning that in FS, they are not married. I was not surprised by this too much. It seemed to point that way in the season premier. It also seems that neither Sun nor Jin can speak English in this episode. I am not sure what significance it is, but it does seem to come into play later in the episode when Sun runs into a tree and bumps her head on the island (while being chased by Smokey/Flocke). She then forgets how to speak English, seemingly tying the two timelines together.
On island, Team Flock is ambushed by Widmore's group and they take Jin. (BTW, they were only able to ambush them after Flocke and Sayid had left to go to the other island. Otherwise, I'm sure Smokey would have had them for lunch). Jin finds himself in Room 23, which is the "torture chamber" (for lack of a better term) that we have seen previously. Jin hits the switch on the wall and starts the torture process. We see some images pop up shortly on the wall before Jin finally turns off the switch. The above image is one of the ones that poppped up.
Zoey then comes in and tells Jin that she needs his help to try to find some concentrated electromagnetism areas on a map she has that seem to bear his signature (probably from Dharma). He tells her he's not talking to anyone but Widmore. Widmore comes in and tells Jin that he found Sun's luggage on the plane and there was a camera in it. He gives it to Jin and he gets to see his daughter for the first time in the pictures. This part was awesome but had my eyes welling up. :( Poor Jin.
Could the pylons represent a literal line drawn in the sand here? It would seem so, as Flocke so much as says the same to Widmore, stating that the war has been brought to the island. I am wondering how the pylons keep Flocke/Smokey out though? My husband thinks they emit a sound wave barrier. What keeps him from just going over the top of them though? Any thoughts??
Back in FS, Jin and Sun meet up with Keamy who, as it turns out, is working for Sun's dad, Mr. Paik. Keamy tells them that he needs the money that Mr. Paik sent with them (which was confiscated at the airport). They try to explain this to him but he cannot understand them, so he calls for his interpreter, which turns out to be Mikhail. Sun tells Mikhail that she has money in her account and can get it for them. To be safe, Keamy takes Jin with him and Patchy takes Sun to the bank. At the bank, they find out that Sun's account has been closed by her father. Uh oh!!! Sorry, daddy knows Sun!!! They go back to the restrauant to find Keamy and the other men shot (by Sayid). Jin manages to free himself and tries to escape with Sun, but him and Patchy fight over the gun and Jin ends up shooting Patchy in the eye! (Again, timelines are crossing). However, in the process of the fight....
Can't leave you all without something to tide you over until next week, so here is a sneak peek of Happily Ever After.